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Members are reminded that the new National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates set by the government come into force from today (April 1).

The National Living Wage increases by 2.2 per cent from £8.72 to £8.91 and will be extended to 23 and 24-year-olds for the first time.

The new rates are as follows:

Rate from April 2020 Rate from April 2021 Increase
National Living Wage £8.72 £8.91 2.2%
21-22 Year Old Rate £8.20 £8.36 2.0%
18-20 Year Old Rate £6.45 £6.56 1.7%
16-17 Year Old Rate £4.55 £4.62 1.5%
Apprentice Rate £4.15 £4.30 3.6%
Accommodation Offset £8.20 £8.36 2.0%

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